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Biloxi man sentenced to life in prison for using pillow to smother his wife

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BILOXI, Mississippi — A 55-year-old Biloxi man has been sentenced to life in prison for using a pillow to smother his wife.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1oWQ5Gu ) a Harrison County jury deliberated a little more than an hour Wednesday and found Correy Dartez guilty in the murder of 52-year-old Victoria Lynn Dartez.

Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson sentenced him after the verdict was read.

Assistant District Attorney Beth McFadyen says Dartez did not testify, but police testified he had told them he smothered his wife because he could not afford her medicine and he was tired of seeing her suffer.

Prosecutors say the woman's health problems included asthma and Down Syndrome.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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